Maxwell Shoe Company Inc has announced certain executive promotions designed to strengthen the senior management of two of its divisions.

Jennifer Caron has been promoted to vice president of sales for Anne Klein2, and Steven Waldman has been promoted to the newly created position of president of the company's Private Label division.

Jennifer Caron, 42, will be responsible for overall sales and marketing for the major Anne Klein 2 accounts. Ms Caron, who has been with the company for five years, was formerly the midwest regional sales manager of the Anne Klein2 division. Prior to joining Maxwell Shoe Company, she was a buyer for Marshalls and Filene's.

Steven Waldman, 45, will be directly responsible for overseeing the Private Label division. Mr Waldman, who has been with the company for six years, was previously the general manager of the Private Label division. Prior to joining Maxwell Shoe Company, Steven spent 13 years at Glen Shoe, serving as the inside sales and product development assistant.

Mark J Cocozza, chairman and chief executive officer, said: "We are extremely pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions as both Jennifer and Steven have made significant contributions to our company over the years."